Nine great interactive experiences
You’ve been thrilled by Las Vegas’ breathtaking roller coasters and hair-raising ziplines, and now you’re ready for some interactive fun—the kind that puts you in charge of the action. Luckily, there’s plenty of experiences around town that test your hand-eye coordination and challenge your imagination. Welcome to adventure time!
1. The Nerd (450 Fremont St., 702.575.8486)
It’s on like Donkey Kong in this sociable Neonopolis watering hole where you can be a bowling alley kingpin, dominate on billiards tables and blast your buddies to bits in video games, all while partying like a complete brainiac. Everything’s free to play, and if you’re wearing your finest cosplay couture, your mothership has truly arrived.
2. Carnival Midway at Adventuredome (Circus Circus, 702.734.0410)
Step right up … there’s nothing more old-school when it comes to interactive fun on the Strip than this classic concourse that’s been a family-friendly favorite for decades. All the vintage games await, from Air Ball and Knock Your Block Off to Balloon Bust and Camel Chase. Even better, you can win hilarious prizes like gigantic stuffed teddy bears.
3. The Void (The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian & The Palazzo, 385.323.0090)
Have a rebellious side? Suit up and grab a blaster—you’re taking on the forces of evil in Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, a virtual reality spectacle. Get transported to the fiery planet Mustafar in a galaxy far, far away, where you’ll battle a host of sci-fi bad guys including giant lava monsters while solving intricate puzzles like an outer space spy.
4. HyperX Esports Arena (Luxor, 702.723.2355)
Enter the ultimate video game destination, where banks of high-performance computers fill an expansive, 30,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art stadium featuring telescopic seating, a 50-foot LED wall and a competition stage. It’s perfect for casual players and also takes on an electric atmosphere you can feel during high-stakes professional tournaments.
5. Topgolf Las Vegas (MGM Grand, 702.933.8458)
Tee off in this multitiered outdoor stadium that features more than 120 climate-controlled hitting bays on four levels overlooking a vast range of colorfully illuminated targets. Wireless technology tracks every shot, so you can have a friendly showdown with pals over who hits further, faster, higher and beyond. A hole-in-one is just a swing away.
6. Pole Position Raceway (4175 S. Arville, 702.227.7223)
Put the pedal to the metal in this high-speed, white-knuckle motorized extravaganza. With helmet strapped on, you’ll steer a revved-up go-kart through a looping indoor course like a Formula One champ. It’s a popular place for groups and families, and competitive formats like endurance and elimination races make for even more supercharged excitement.
7. Aqua Park Las Vegas (20 Costa Di Lago #130, 702.600.9860)
Unleash your inner ninja as you run, leap, slip and slide across a gigantic floating obstacle course in the middle of sparkling Lake Las Vegas. With beautifully rugged desert mountains and an Italian-style village in the background, the attraction’s interconnected series of inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows makes for a total splash.
8. KISS by Monster Mini Golf (Rio, 702.558.6256)
Rock out at this black light-illuminated, 18-hole indoor miniature golf course filled with heavy metal music and outrageous imagery. You’ll bounce your glowing ball off eye-popping obstacles like giant platform boots and maneuver around mega-sized guitars. Just watch out for the final putt-putt challenge, though ... it’s a real destroyer.
9. The Hunger Games: The Exhibition (MGM Grand, 866.740.7711)
Vacations are heroic at this high-tech experience filled with the art, science and pageantry of Panem. Venture through a dystopian future in the Hall of Justice, the Tribute Train, District 13 and more as you emerge victorious from challenges like mind-bending Caesar’s Trivia and athletic Beetee’s Archery Training. Plus, the musical Mockingjay Echo immersion is sure to make cinematic memories.